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Did Shakespeare's audience believe Measure for Measure to be realistic?

One of the advantages of setting it in "Vienna" is that the audience could believe that "that's the way those foreigners do it". It gave the audience some distance from reality: they would accept it ...
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How autobiographical are Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books?

The majority of the characters in the "Little House" books were real people. The majority of the places described in these books were real places. There was, however, artistic license (for lack of ...
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Was romanticism ambiguous towards realism?

Wellek is not ascribing any particular conceptual or philosophical view of realism to the Romantics in the passage quoted. Wellek says that in his essay: I shall be content with raising the question ...
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When Patti Smith describes getting onto a 'Jefferson Airplane' plane/van on Atlantic Avenue is she using realism, metaphor, analogy, or other trope?

As you note, there was a rock band called "Jefferson Airplane". This paragraph starts out sounding like it's a cultural allusion, a reference to the rock band. But then when she says "...
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When Patti Smith describes getting onto a 'Jefferson Airplane' plane/van on Atlantic Avenue is she using realism, metaphor, analogy, or other trope?

I think it's safe to say that the answer is not a simple one; rather, it can encompass multiple tropes and narrative devices. Smith has created an enigmatic atmosphere here that allows readers to ...
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